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zaku spike problem
« on: July 27, 2006, 11:33:03 PM »
I was working on a mg zaku ii with my little cousin and I was hoping that he would be more careful ( he was actually quite careful for a 6 year old) but ultimately we lost one of the shoulder armor spikes and we can't find it.  Does anyone have a suggestion on what I should do?

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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2006, 01:53:10 AM »
If you can wait a few months, then wait until I release a metal spike replacement set for the Zaku.  If you can't wait that long, order a replacement piece through R10

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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2006, 08:36:44 AM »
If you can't wait for a replacement part you could try recasting the part yourself.  WhiteBase just recently reposted a great tutorial  on how to cast simple parts.http://fichtenfoo.com/v-web/bulletin/bb/viewtopic.php?t=1414
It looks simple enough.  I'm hoping to try out this technique in the near future.  Hope this helps. BTW,  I honestly would wait and try and get a hold of those metal spikes from Fulcy.  Although I've only recently started building gundam models I think those metal parts on Fulcy's site are the coolest things I've seen yet.http://www.mechaskunk.com/store.htm

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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2006, 09:45:55 AM »
ROBeROB - Without de-railing the topic at-hand, I'd just like to say that you've probably posted the most helpful, topical, and relevant first post ever. Kudos to you, sir, and bravo!
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2006, 10:48:21 AM »
You can try to use a drill as a lathe and make some spikes with some solid plastic tube too..

o/t: I actually thought ROBeROB was an oldie here! haha.. His post sounded so natural.
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2006, 11:24:54 AM »
Quote from: "zerobxu"
ROBeROB - Without de-railing the topic at-hand, I'd just like to say that you've probably posted the most helpful, topical, and relevant first post ever. Kudos to you, sir, and bravo!


Yeah, I wish all new members did their homework like that!

Lathing it from solid plastic may be difficult for a beginner. Waiting for metal ones, milliput casting, or doing a parts order are your best bets as mentioned above.
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2006, 10:17:59 PM »
Another Alternative to buying the parts is getting a free replacement from Bandai.

Here is their policy:

1. We accept free replacement for any defection or missing parts if it occurred in our production line or during the transportation.

2. We also accept a replacement for broken parts or missing parts which occurred under customer's responsibility. This replacement will be done free of charge but it will be only one time deal. Limited within 4 pieces of parts.



Email bandaiactionkit@bandai.co.jp (They have english speakers) telling them what parts you need as whell as your address. For me it took a few weeks to get a reply, but after they told me it shipped it got to me relativly fast.
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